Literacy Innovation Award

The Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award honours innovation in the creation and delivery (or in the development, implementation and delivery) of adult literacy or adult-integrated family literacy programs delivered by a community organization in Canada. The adult-focused literacy program makes a positive contribution to the lives of the participants as well as the community and could serve as a model for other organizations to adapt.  


There is one (1) top award of $20,000 and up to four (4) honourable mention awards in the amount of $5,000 each. The awards as granted can be invested into the program and/or applied to operating funds. 

How To Apply:
Thank you for your interest in The Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award. The 2018 submission period is now closed.

​Frequently Asked Questions

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How to use the application form:

 

• Save the file on your computer as you work as “LIA2018application_YourOrganizationName”.

• Complete the highlighted sections. Note: you must work within the space allotted. The form will not accept additional text.

• Except for the Canadian Charitable Registration Number field (applicable only to charitable organizations), you must complete all fields.

 

Submission details:

Thank you for your interest in The Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award. The 2018 submission period is now closed.

2018 Submission Period:

 

April 2, 2018: submission period opens

June 4, 2018: submission due by 5:00PM EDT

July 31, 2018: winners notified

August 28, 2018: winners announced

2018 Top Award Winner: Receiving $20,000  
 

Further Education Society of Alberta, Calgary AB
Program: New Beginnings: A Community Response to Parenting After Violence

A holistic, literacy and trauma-informed program that applies a literacy approach to working with families who have left intergenerational cycles of violence and domestic abuse. The program has demonstrated results in improving learners’ confidence in their parenting skills, an increase in literacy and essential skills as well as an overall increased interest in learning and community engagement. New Beginnings serves both families as well as shelter staff, improving access to important resources and supports. The Parenting After Violence (PAV) facilitator training was developed to prepare community workers to deliver the New Beginnings program to their clientele, expanding the reach of the program beyond shelters and bringing the learning directly to the learners.

Watch the webinar to learn more about New Beginnings.

 

2018 Honourable Mention Winners: Receiving $5,000 each


Burnaby School District 41 LINC Program, Burnaby BC
Program: The SD41 LINC Blended Program

Burnside Gorge Community Association, Victoria BC
Program: The Family Self Sufficiency Program

Dartmouth Learning Network Society, Dartmouth NS
Program: Moving On Up

Frontier College, Toronto ON
Program: Beat the Street
 

About Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life

Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life have been major supporters of ABC Life Literacy Canada since 1999. Through their involvement with ABC Life Literacy Canada and other national literacy programs across the country, the companies are helping promote literacy and lifelong learning – key needs in helping many Canadians realize their potential at work, at home and in the community.

As an Imagine Caring Company, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life donate a minimum of one per cent of average pre-tax profits to non-profit, charitable and community organizations each year. Through their national corporate citizenship program, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life work with these organizations to build stronger communities together and achieve lasting change.

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